Kandisha (2020) - Rotten Tomatoes

Kandisha (2020)




Critic Consensus: Although Kandisha engages unevenly with its more thought-provoking aspects, it remains viscerally effective as a memorably brutal slasher.

Movie Info

It's summer break and best friends Amélie, Bintou and Morjana hang together with other neighborhood teens. Nightly, they have fun sharing scary stories and urban legends. But when Amélie is assaulted by her ex, she remembers the story of Kandisha, a powerful and vengeful demon. Afraid and upset, Amélie summons her. The next day, her ex is found dead. The legend is true and now Kandisha is on a killing spree--and it's up to the three girls to break the curse.


Critic Reviews for Kandisha

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (4)

This supernatural slasher may not offer anything new, but it does keep you entertained thanks to its characters, a fantastic looking entity, and some bone-crushing, ultra-violent deaths.

August 22, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Even at a slim 85 minutes, directors Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury take too long to get to the meat and gristle of this "Candyman-"like meal, but once they open the floodgates of terror they more than earn their gore gold medal...

August 2, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The issue is, this evocative villain and vicious point of view are placed in a generic teen-horror context.

July 23, 2021 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

[A] raw but forceful banlieue-set film which draws equal inspiration from Candyman and Moroccan fireside folklore.

July 21, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Kandisha herself becomes increasingly terrifying as her plan for revenge expands, but it's the horrors of the immigrant experience that rest at the heart of the film.

October 7, 2021 | Full Review…

Despite some interesting visuals and creature design, this makes Kandisha a formulaic and somewhat disappointing slasher movie.

September 13, 2021 | Full Review…

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